The National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP)/Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowship is a two-year program designed to train Fellows specifically to support high containment research environments by acquiring knowledge and skills necessary to meet the scientific, regulatory, biocontainment, biosafety, engineering, communications, management, and public relations challenges associated with the conduct of research in these facilities. NBBTP/IRTA Fellows do not engage in any primary patient care activities.
The mission of the NBBTP/IRTA is to prepare biosafety and biocontainment professionals of the highest caliber to meet the needs of the biomedical emerging disease and civilian biodefense research communities through the 21st century.
Main Areas of Focus
- Occupational Safety & Biocontainment
- Regulatory and Guidelines
- Facility Design, Operations and Maintenance
- Accident Prevention, Environmental Protection and Response
- Emerging Technology & Impact of Risk Assessment
- Communication and Leadership